Talkeetna by Caitlin Hunter

Talkeetna

Knitting
November 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette and colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
945 - 1946 yards (864 - 1779 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) [58, 62, 66, 70]" {86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) [147.5, 157.5, 167.5, 178] cm}
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Talkeetna (tall-KEET-nah) is a colorwork yoke sweater knit seamlessly from the top down. This size-inclusive design features a striking colorwork yoke design, with colorwork sleeves and unique neck and cuff ribbing details. The relaxed design is versatile and easy to wear, with the sleeve and body lengths adjustable to suit different sizes. Short rows are worked at the back neck for an improved fit.

I used Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool for my sample, you can find this beautiful yarn here!

This sweater is named for Talkeetna, a charming and unique town located in Dena’ina Ełnena (Dena’ina homeland) in Alaska. The beautiful fall colors of the northern state served as the inspiration for this design.

MATERIALS
Yarn:

Biches & Bûches
Le Petit Lambswool (100% Lambswool)
270 yds 248 m 50 g, or other fingering weight yarn suitable for colorwork

MC: Grey Brown
CC1: Dark Green
CC2: Forest Green
CC3: Turquoise
CC4: Yellow Mustard
CC5: Dark Orange Grey

Needles:
Main: US 4 3.5 mm
Ribbing: US 3 3.25 mm

Notions: Stitch Markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches 10 cm in colorwork and stockinette on main gauge needles.

Note- You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring. You may find that you need to change needle sizes when knitting colorwork to maintain the required gauge.

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7, 8, 9, 10}
Recommended ease: 4-10” 10-25.5 cm of positive ease at the bust. See schematic for full fit details.

Sweater shown is size 3 on a 36” 91.5 cm body with 7” 18 cm of positive ease

Finished bust circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) 58, 62, 66, 70“ {86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) 147.5, 157.5, 167.5, 178 cm}

Yardage:
 Please note that yardage is estimated, and can vary between knitters.

MC: 578 (649, 713, 785, 856, 920) {984, 1056, 1127, 1191} yards
528 (593, 651, 717, 783, 841) {900, 965, 1030, 1089} meters
Skeins: 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) {4, 4, 5, 5}

CC1: 107 (121, 132, 146, 159, 171) {183, 196, 209, 221) yards
98 (110, 120, 133, 145, 156) {167, 179, 191, 202} meters
Skeins: 1 skein for all sizes

CC2: 49 (55, 60, 66, 72, 78) {83, 89, 95, 101} yards
45 (50, 54, 61, 66, 71) {76, 82, 87, 92} meters
Skeins: 1 skein for all sizes

CC3: 52 (58, 63, 70, 76, 82) {87, 94, 100, 106} yards
47 (53, 57, 64, 70, 75) {80, 86, 91, 97} meters
Skeins: 1 skein for all sizes

CC4: 70 (79, 86, 95, 104, 111) {119, 128, 136, 144} yards
64 (72, 78, 87, 95, 102) {109, 117, 125, 132} meters
Skeins: 1 skein for all sizes

CC5: 89 (100, 109, 120, 131, 141) {151, 162, 173, 183} yards
81 (91, 99, 110, 120, 129) {138, 148, 158, 167} meters
Skeins: 1 skein for all sizes